No one can be happy everyday but let me explain to you…The Thing That Made Me Smile Today….
When my daughter was five years old she cut the front of her hair down to the roots! I was horrified! For one thing I didn’t realize that the little child proof scissors she had could actually cut hair. And second how was I going to cover up all of the hair that was missing directly in the front of her head? Looking at my beautiful little girl, her big brown eyes so sadly showing her feeling of confusion and my feeling of disappointment and as tears began to stream down her face I couldn’t even imagine how her classmates were going to tease her.
I thought back to myself at five and the days that my dad had to do my hair.. I was so taunted for the Pippi Longstocking type pigtails that he so deliberately would place outwardly, east and west, as if I were a physical living breathing compass. I can laugh about it now, but my friends and I would routinely meet in the girl’s bathroom to fix my hair. I couldn’t have my daughter suffer this type of ridicule and although I knew her tears were out of fear of disappointing me, I couldn’t see pass my own hair calamity.
I eventually figured out a way to cover the bald spot. I developed a ponytail swoop that resembled that of a balding man’s comb over. You see my daughter had long thick course hair that would stay put so it was fairly easy to do. I chuckle now thinking back on it because I’m pretty sure I didn’t save her any embarrassment.
Well, today, my daughter is in an exceptionally good beauty school and will graduate in July! About four months ago she very beautifully cut my hair into a short blunt bob, (that is after many months of me relentlessly begging). I have totally loved it from day one! My hair feels so light and fluffy. This is the healthiest and best hair of my LIFE! I have been able to finally let go of my hair trauma all because of my daughter. That not only makes me smile, but beam with pride!
But I am smiling, I smile at the fact that we have come full circle, from that little girl that I yelled at (yes now I see the error in my ways) for cutting her own hair, to the young woman that cut my hair.
I am so proud of her for following her passion and not letting her own mother, who disciplined her for the very thing that she is so good at now, divert her from that which she is so obviously meant to do!
Now I could go on and on about how my kids have made me smile over the years, but today I’m smiling at the fact that my daughter is so incredibly good at doing hair!
Here is my new do, courtesy of my daughter 🙂
If you missed it, here is last week’s guest post of The Thing That Made Me Smile Today.